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Liberation of Paris, France, 08/25/1944


Published August 25, 1944


U.S. Army film "Paris, France, 08/23/1944" but slate says 8/25. US Soldiers and civilians in street look at map. I think US General Hodges is in scene. Train station. Soldiers conferring. Closeup of clock. Exterior shot of apt. building. In street below, civilian crowd rushes to US Army vehicles. View of convoy, from vehicle. Jeep stops in street. Crowd mobbing convoy.  FFI with armbands and rifles run in street. Jeep goes down cobblestone street. US Tanks in convoy. Crowd cheers. Eiffel Tower. Civilians line street. Bombed buildings. German, French, and American Officers exit building. Views of crowds in street near the Lion of Belfort, Place Denfert-Rochereau. US Soldiers and French women in military truck. Slate: 8/25. German, US, French soldiers and officers in building. Exit building. LeClerc shakes hands. Reads from sheet of paper. No National Archives description.  National Archives Identifier: 16026

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Run time 8 minutes 38 seconds
Producer United States. Army
Audio/Visual silent, black & white
Language English


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